The relationship between the heart-type fatty acid binding protein levels, carotid intima media thickness and epicardial fat thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between carotid artery intima-media thickness, epicardial fat thickness measurement and the levels of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (hFABP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Materials and Methods: Ninety-nine newly diagnosed OSAS patients and fifty non-OSAS control subjects were enrolled in this study. In both groups, demographic data such as age, sex, body mass index (BMI) were recorded and carotid intima-media thickness (CMIT) and epicardial fat thickness (EFT) were measured. hFABP levels were determined using the enzyme-linked immu...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Azar C, Abakay Ö, Azar Ş, Kermenli T, Yüksel H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Relationship between ghrelin and obestatin levels and ghrelin/obestatin ratio in patients with asthma.
Conclusions: Ghrelin and obestatin levels, and the ghrelin/obestatin ratio, were similar in controls and patients with stable asthma. Although the groups were similar in terms of body mass index and waist circumference, the HOMA-IR score was significantly higher in patients with asthma. PMID: 32718135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kızılırmak D, Bozkurt B, Karamanlı H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Real life results of coil treatment for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in emphysema.
Conclusions: Although no significant changes were observed in pulmonary function tests and lung volumes, the increase in exercise capacity and decreased perception of dyspnea indicate the efficacy of endobronchial coil. PMID: 32718136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Turan D, Doğan D, Çörtük M, Uğur Chousein EG, Tanrıverdi E, Yıldırım BZ, Demirkol B, Çınarka H, Özgül MA, Çetinkaya E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Vitamin D status in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This study was design to evaluate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among patients with COPD exacerbation in relation with surrogate markers of exacerbation and long-term mortality in hospitalized patients with COPD. Materials and Methods: 117 hospitalized COPD patients were included between January 2010 to June 2013. Information was obtained through the patients' records and the electronic database of the hospital. The patients who had on vitamin D and/or calcium therapy, and who were suspected of asthma were excluded from the study. Result: The study included 117 patients and none of them were on vitamin D...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Köktürk N, Koç EM, Körlü Akkale T, Bahçecioğlu S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Diagnostic importance of maximum intensity projection technique in the identification of small pulmonary nodules with computed tomography.
çay Ş Abstract Introduction: In this retrospective study, the aim is to determine the sensitivity of maximum intensity projection (MIP) technique to 3 mm-thick axial sections in patients with small pulmonary nodules identified via examination using computed tomography (CT), and to identify whether this technique provides significant reduction in duration of nodule evaluation. Materials and Methods: A total of 69 patients (339 nodules) who underwent thoracic tomography due to various complaints and in whom pulmonary nodules were identified as a result of the examination were included in the study. Thei...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Güleryüz Kızıl P, Hekimoğlu K, Coşkun M, Akçay Ş Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Pulmonary infections due to brucellosis in childhood.
Conclusions: Brucellosis may cause a pulmonary infection more often than thought. The prognosis of respiratory brucellosis is good and the classic treatment regimen is appropriate. PMID: 32718139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bayhan Gİ, Batur A, Ece İ Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Bronchiectasis in Turkey: Under the light of national publications].
Uğur Chousein EG Abstract In this review, we aimed to determine the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in the light of scientific studies conducted in our country. For this purpose, Pubmed, Web of Science ve Ulakbim TR Dizin were searched and the publications available as of July 2019 were evaluated and the findings of these studies were summarized and presented. PMID: 32718140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bülbül Y, Erçen Diken Ö, Uğur Chousein EG Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Immunotherapy and multidisciplinary approach to treatment in lung cancer].
ülek N Abstract Lung cancer remains as the main cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Over the last two decades, information about biology and pathogenesis of cancer has increased, immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have been introduced, and thus a significant period has started in treatment of solid cancers. This review discussed lung cancer in the framework of innovations in treatment, immunotherapy, and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was the focal point of this article as it is the most frequent lung cancer type and the type of lung cancer which can ideally...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Karadurmuş N, Kaya A, Göksel T, Yılmaz Ü, Tülek N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

A massive pulmonary thromboembolism after pulmonary endarterectomy: A case report.
Akgün M Abstract Pulmonary endarterectomy is a first choice treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension which may be a complication of pulmonary thromembolism. Here, we present a 70-year-old female who admitted to our clinic with acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism after a pumonary endarterectomy operation because of non-compliance to anticoagulation treatment. PMID: 32718142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yılmazel Uçar E, Donkar B, Araz Ö, Akgün M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Hyponatremia prolongs hospital stay and hypernatremia better predicts mortality than hyponatremia in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Topbaş A, Türker H, Sevim T Abstract Introduction: Dysnatremia is reported to have a prognostic effect in various diseases. A limited number of studies have been published on dysnatremiarelated parameters and clinical outcome in patients with pneumonia. The aim of the study is to analyze the factors related to baseline dysnatremia and to evaluate the clinical outcome of dysnatremia on hospital stay, 30-day and 1-year mortality in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Materials and Methods: The study is a two-centre, retrospective, crosssectional study. According to the baseline ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tokgöz Akyil F, Akyil M, Çoban Ağca M, Güngör A, Ozantürk E, Söğüt G, Alparslan Bekir S, Topbaş A, Türker H, Sevim T Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Determination of anthropometric measurements in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in Turkish population].
In this study, we aimed to determine the values of anthropometric measurements and rates used in the evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in our country. Materials and Methods: Twenty accredited sleep centers in thirteen provinces participated in this multicenter prospective study. OSAS symptoms and polysomnographic examination and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5 cases OSAS study group; patients with AHI
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ursavaş A, Öztürk Ö, Köktürk O, Mutlu P, Kılıç H, Güzel A, Aydın Güçlü Ö, Erboy F, Argüder E, Hezer H, Şeref Parlak EŞ, Pazarlı AC, Özkurt S, Dursunoğlu N, Sevimli N, Kanbay A, Tutar Ü, Yeşilkaya S, Arslan NG, Savaş Bozbaş Ş, Kü Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[The clinical and polysomnographic differences between obese and non-obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea].
Önen ZP Abstract Introduction: Obesity has been considered to be one of the important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We aimed to investigate the clinical and polysomnographic differences of obese and non-obese OSA patients and how these differences, if any, can be reflected in our daily clinical practice. Materials and Methods: The polysomnographic data of 157 consecutive patients that underwent a sleep study were analyzed. Ninety-nine adult patients with a diagnosis of OSA [apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 5/hour] were retrospectively assesed in two groups in respect of obese (BMI ≥ 3...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gülbay B, Acıcan T, Erdemir Işık M, Çiftci F, Önen ZP Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The association of body mass index values with severity and phenotype of sleep-disordered breathing.
Conclusions: Patients with higher BMI experienced frequent nocturnal oxygen desaturation periods resulting in higher arousal indexes and decreased sleep efficiency. REM sleep-related OSA and high BMI values together may lead to increased nocturnal oxygen demand. We recommend the threshold values of BMI> 33 to be considered for screening OSA among adult population. PMID: 32050868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özdilekcan Ç, Özdemir T, Türkkanı MH, Sur HY, Katoue MG Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Airway stents: a retrospective evaluation of indications, results and complications in our 10-year experience.
Conclusions: TBS offer a safe and effective therapy for patients with both benign and malign tracheobronchial pathologies. PMID: 32050869 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özgül MA, Çetinkaya E, Seyhan EC, Turan D, Uğur Chousein EG, Özgül G, Doğan D Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Three-year' experience of a tertiary level occupational diseases clinic.
Conclusions: Dust, chemicals, ergonomic risks and noise still remain as important occupational health risks in Turkey. It is seen that the existing occupational diseases monitoring system is inadequate to identify and manage the health problems of the workers. An effective and comprehensive occupational disease monitoring system should be established and legal regulations should be planned. PMID: 32050870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çımrın A, Demiral Y, Alıcı NŞ, Coşkun Beyan A Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Eosinophilic asthma with chronic rhinosinusitis/nasal polyps and biologic agents.
Abstract The current understanding in severe asthma management is the targeted therapy approach with the evaluation of phenotypes and biomarkers. Therefore, personalized treatments are recently more prominent. Eosinophilic asthma with chronic rhinosinusitis/nasal polyps (CRSwNP) is one of the severe asthma phenotypes which needs a personalized treatment approach. Biological agents which specifically target type 2 (T2) high inflammation have been used in this severe asthma phenotype with a preferable safety profile. In the present review, biological agents in eosinophilic asthma with CRSwNP will be discussed. ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yilmaz İ Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy in the diagnosis of interstitial lung disease.
er HE Abstract Transbronchial cryoprobe lung biopsy (TBCLB) have recently been introduced as a safe diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases. While we do not enough evidence its role and place as a diagnostic procedure, the technique has been adopted by many centers. In spite of expanding body of literature, there are variations in patient selection and procedural aspect of the procedure. It has been established as a safe procedure if safety measures are practiced. Diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases continuous to be challenging. Surgical lung biopsy considered as gold standard but its mo...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Keenan J, Backer E, Gibson H, Cho R, Dinçer HE Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Intravascular coil migration to bronchus: review of the literature with two case reports.
Abstract Pulmonary vascular abnormalities are important causes of hemoptysis. Arteriovenous malformation (AVM), pulmonary arterial aneurysms or invasion of the pulmonary arterial structures by the tumor may cause hemoptysis. Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAA) are an infrequent disease of the pulmonary vasculature. Endovascular coil application is a convenient treatment option for the treatment of hemoptysis due to vascular anomalies. The migration of intravascular coil to another tissue is a rare complication. To review this extremely rare complication, herein we report two unusual cases who had pulmonary artery ane...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - December 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yetkin NA, Tutar N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Investigation of role of anaerobic bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients].
Conclusions: This is the first study to show the role and importance of anaerobic bacteria in CF patients in our country. The resistance rates in anaerobic bacteria isolated from CF patients is concerning. Therefore, intermittent anaerobic culture and follow-up of resistance rates will be helpful in the follow-up of these patients. PMID: 31709946 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Doğan Ö, Tunçkanat F, Cinel G, Şener B, Özçelik HU, Yalçın EE, Doğru Ersöz D, Kiper EN Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The prognostic analysis of the some clinicopathological parameters and gene protein expressions in malignant mesothelioma.
ml;lü D, Bağır E Abstract Introduction: Mesothelioma is an aggressive tumour that originates in serous surfaces. The primary end point of this study was to invastigate the relationship of progression free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) with the c-Met, EGFR, PTEN, PDGFR-alpha, PI3K/AKT and mTOR expression levels in the tumour tissue of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma cases. Materials and Methods: The study included 53 patients diagnosed with mesothelioma between 2005 and 2016. The cases were separated into 2 groups as pleural and peritoneal. The effects on OS and PFS were examined of the c...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tohumcuoğlu M, Büyükşimşek M, Kara İO, Gümürdülü D, Bağır E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

MELD-XI score predicts in-hospital mortality independent of simplified pulmonary embolism severity index among patients with intermediate-to-high risk acute pulmonary thromboembolism.
E, Müderrisoğlu İH Abstract Introduction: Acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a highly morbid and fatal condition. Although several risk stratification models exist for prediction of mortality risk in PTE, no study has yet focused on the effect of impaired vital organ function, such as renal or hepatic impairment, on mortality in PTE. MELD-XI (Model for end-stage liver disease excluding INR) score predicts mortality among patients with end-stage hepatic and cardiovascular disorders. Herein, we aimed to test MELD-XI score for predicting in-hospital prognosis of patients with intermediate-to-high risk ac...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çiftci O, Çelik ÇO, Uzar G, Küpeli E, Müderrisoğlu İH Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Comparison of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio with other prognostic markers affecting 30 day mortality in acute pulmonary embolism.
l E, Karakurt S Abstract Introduction: Identifying the prognostic factors for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) play a critical role in determining of the treatment strategy and to reduce mortality. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic value of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) and compare NLR with other prognostic factors in APE. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively examined 550 cases of acute pulmonary embolism diagnosed by spiral computed tomographic angiography. A receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve was used to determine the sensitivity and specificity of param...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kasapoğlu US, Olgun Yıldızeli Ş, Arıkan H, Erer A, Kabadayı F, Yalçınkaya E, Aslan M, Cimşit NÇ, Eryüksel E, Karakurt S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Incidental pulmonary nodule frequency in Turkey.
;lhan M Abstract Introduction: Pulmonary nodules are common incidental findings on computed tomography (CT). In Turkey, there is no available data about the follow-up of the frequency of incidental nodules. Our aim is to assess the frequency and size distrubition of incidental pulmonary nodule in our country. Materials and Methods: Between January 2015 and December 2016, computed tomographies, taken of all outpatient and emergency department that recorded in the screening database were examined retrospectively. Nodules and their characteristics (number, size, density, localization) and relationship between ag...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ogan N, Baha A, Özan Sanhal E, Alhan A, Gülhan M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Regional distribution of genetic mutation in lung cancer in Turkey (REDIGMA).
iğit İ, Savaş İ, Tatar D, Arslan S, Kömürcüoğlu B, Bayram M, Gülmez İ, Doğan ÖT, Özgün Niksarlıoğlu EY, Kaba E, Karaoğlanoğlu S, Aydın Özgür E, Özçelik AE, Özlü T, REDIGMA Study Group Abstract Introduction: The results of standard chemotherapy in lung cancer are not very satisfactory, so it is important to identify genetic mutations that provide targeted therapies. Recent reports have suggested influences of racial difference on the frequency of mutation in lung cancer. We aimed to determine the frequency and regional distribution of ge...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özçelik N, Aksel N, Bülbül Y, Erdoğan Y, Güldaval F, Karabulut Gül Ş, Bircan A, Can A, Öz N, Şentürk A, Arınç S, Kılıç T, Kurt EB, Günay E, Çağlayan B, Çelebi Aydın D, Başyiğit İ, Savaş İ, Tatar D, Arslan S, Kömürcüoğlu B, Ba Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The effects of PAP therapy on energy metabolism in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
In this study, changes in energy metabolism before and after treatment were compared in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) patients who received positive airway pressure therapy. Materials and Methods: Thirty-nine patients (22 male, 17 female) were admitted to study. Patients for PAP therapy who had moderate to severe in polysomnography were included. Values of energy metabolism were recorded during three days via metaboic holter device, before and after PAP therapy. Result: The mean age of the patients was 51.53 ± 11.16 year. In 15 (38.46%) of the patients BPAP, and in 24 (61.54%) of the patients CPA...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Altıntop Geçkil A, Yetkin Ö Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The role of interventional pulmonology in endobronchial metastasis of renal cell carcinoma.
Conclusions: Extrathoracic malignancy that most metastasis to the airways is renal cell carcinoma. Endobronchial treatment procedures for endobronchial metastasis of renal cell carcinoma can be performed with low complication rates. PMID: 31709953 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Doğan D, Turan D, Özgül MA, Çetinkaya E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Endobronchial metastases secondary to extrapulmonary malignancies].
ml;l MA Abstract Although parenchymal, pleural and mediastinal lymph node locations of metastatic Lung cancer are frequently seen, they are rarely found endobronchially. Endobronchial metastases comprise a portion of central airway obstructions that are diagnosed and treated by interventional pulmonology. Interventional procedures for endobronchial metastases (EBM) can help us reach early diagnosis, or in advanced cases with respiratory symptoms, used palliatively. PMID: 31709954 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Uğur Chousein EG, Özgül MA Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[A rare disease; Erdheim-Chester disease presenting with spontaneous pneumothorax].
We present an interesting case of ECD that was presented by spontaneous pneumothorax and neurological involvement. PMID: 31709955 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Coşkuner MB, Özlü T, Bülbül Y Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Segmentectomy for primer lung cancer, which arise from azygos lobe: azygos lobectomy.
cedil;u S Abstract The azygos lobe is a rare congenital anomaly of the right upper lobe of the lung. There are few surgical cases that azygos lobectomy reported arise from an azygos lobe primary lung cancer in the literature. We share our treatment experience in our case who a 65-year-old male and he has a primary lung cancer arise from azygos lobe. Lung cancer surgery principiles for segmentectomy (azygos lobectomy) can be performed it by avoiding complications. PMID: 31709956 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sezer HF, Abdullayev G, Avcı A, Özbay S, Topçu S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Air-fluid level in emphysematous bullae.
PMID: 31709957 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Osawa H, Okauchi S, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Tuberculous tenosynovitis in wrist flexor tendons].
C, Işıkgöz Taşbakan M PMID: 31709958 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - September 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Demir M, Küçük L, Mermut G, Pullukçu H, Çavuşoğlu C, Işıkgöz Taşbakan M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Does exercise capacity, dyspnea level, or quality of life actually predict mortality in patients with COPD? 8-year follow-up.
Ouml;, Saryal S Abstract Introduction: The goals of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment are to relieve dyspnea, increase exercise capacity, and improve quality of life. The relation of exercise capacity, dyspnea level, and quality of life with long-term mortality is unclear. Aim of the study was to assess the effect of exercise capacity, dyspnea level and quality of life on long-term mortality risk in patients with COPD. Materials and Methods: Dyspnea level was assessed using the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC), Borg and Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI) and Body Obstruction Dyspnea Exe...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Çiftçi F, Şen E, Akkoca Yıldız Ö, Saryal S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

First-line anti-tuberculosis drug resistance trends of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates. A tertiary hospital study in Turkey.
Conclusions: Monitoring of drug susceptibility test results can contribute to the management of TB treatment and increase treatment success. Isoniazid-resistance and streptomycin-resistance tend to increase in Turkey. Further clinical studies are needed to investigate regional and global factors affecting the development of resistance to first-line TB drugs. PMID: 31414639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yazısız H, Hırçın Cenger D, Yazısız V, Kılıç L, Altın S Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease.
Conclusions: The findings of our study indicate that among CPET parameters AT VE/VCO2, ATVO2 (mL/kg/dk) and HRR can have predictive value in the diagnosis of CAD. We think that these parameters might be used in the evaluation of patients with angina and dyspnea suspected of CAD. In conclusion parameters obtained during the test that are not influenced by patient's effort might increase the value of CPET in the diagnosis CAD. PMID: 31414640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akıncı Özyürek B, Savaş Bozbaş Ş, Aydınalp A, Bozbaş H, Ulubay G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of the patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) requiring hospitalization.
oğlu MA Abstract Introduction: The recently introduced concept of health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), referring to patients with frequent healthcare contacts and at higher risk of contracting resistant pathogens is controversial. Materials and Methods: A prospective study comparing patients with HCAP and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the our center. The primary outcome was 30 day mortality. Result: A total of the 169 patients HCAP 36 (21.3%); CAP 133 (78.7%) were evaluated. HCAP patients were older than patients with CAP [median age was 72.5 (43-96), 60.0 (18-91) years p
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kara S, Akçay MŞ, Ekici Ünsal Z, Bozkurt Yılmaz HE, Habeşoğlu MA Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Use of i-BODE index to determine efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients.
Abstract Introduction: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is well-proven approach on improving dyspnea, exercise intolerance which are two components of BODE index. But, PR is known to have minimal effect on pulmonary function which is another component of BODE index. There are few studies evaluating PR efficacy by using i-BODE index. Our aim was to evaluate efficacy of PR in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with i-BODE index and to investigate changes in i-BODE index according to GOLD 2011 combined assessment. Materials and Methods: A total of 228 stable COPD patients who completed a com...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Candemir İ, Ergun P, Kaymaz D, Demir N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Differences of viral panel positive versus negative by real-time PCR in COPD exacerbated patients.
Conclusions: Viral respiratory tract infections should be considered in hospitalized patients with an exacerbation of COPD who have a history of frequent exacerbations, normal PCT value, and the absence of consolidation in CT scan of the chest. The use of broadspectrum antibiotic therapy should be avoided in patients with these features. PMID: 31414643 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yormaz B, Fındık D, Süerdem M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

An underestimated comorbidity of COPD: Thyroid dysfunction.
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has many systemic effects influencing morbidity and mortality of the disease. Thyroid diseases which are more common in COPD patients than who do not have COPD are underestimated despite important clinical consequences. Similar to general population, thyroid dysfunctions are more common in females than males among COPD patients. Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism may be associated to COPD. As well as systemic inflammation hypoxia, age, glucocorticoid use and smoking are some of the effective factors on developing thyroid dysfunction in COPD patients. In th...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Akpınar EE Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

[Clinical approach to foreign body aspirations in children and legal results].
bdullayev G Abstract Foreign body aspirations are a serious respiratory condition that can threaten life, particularly in childhood, in the first three years of life. In our article, the approach observed in physicians who face foreign body aspirations in the pediatric age group are analyzed and the approach proposed in these cases are discussed under the current literature and relevant legal regulations. PMID: 31414645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sezer HF, Çolak B, Topçu S, Avcı A, Abdullayev G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

An autopsied NSCLC patient with huge adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion.
Abstract The adrenal gland is a common site for metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Adrenal metastases are usually solitary, asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during staging of patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Huge but sole adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion is extremely rare and those occurring in the setting of NSCLC have not been reported previously. Herein we describe a 66 year old male patient with NSCLC who had huge but sole adrenal gland metastasis with rapid growth and local invasion and extension into stomach, pancreas and left kidney. Interestingly there...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hagimoto S, Miyazaki K, Sato S, Kodama T, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Ewing's sarcoma of the lung: A rare case.
ıldız H Abstract The Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors (ESFT) incorporates both the wellrecognized primary bone and the extraskeletal soft tissue sarcomas. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) and ESFT have a similar neural phenotype and can be considered in the same entity. Here, we will present 28 years old patient with Ewing Sarcoma. Patient was admited chest pain. Chest radiograph showed a suspicious lesion in the left paracardiac area. Computed tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT result were compatible with malignant tumor. The patient was underwent surgical resection as the bro...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ekin S, Çobanoğlu U, Göya C, Erten R, Yıldız H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Double gastric bubbles.
PMID: 31414648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - June 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Okauchi S, Sasatani Y, Ohara G, Kagohashi K, Satoh H Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Assessment of the association between pre-treatment and post-treatment left atrium size and severity of disease in patients with acute pulmonary embolism by using computed tomography pulmonary angiography.
türk M Abstract Introduction: As far as we know, left atrium (LA) imaging findings of pre-treatment and post-treatment nonmassive, submassive and massive acute pulmonary embolism (APE) have not been reported in literature. The aim of this study is to assess LA sizes of nonmassive, submassive and massive APE before and after treatment with computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and to research whether there are differences between groups. Materials and Methods: Sixty two adult APE patients (21 nonmassive, 31 submassive and 10 massive) who were diagnosed with CTPA and who had post-treatment follo...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aslan K, Polat AV, Güzel A, Öztürk M Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

The F-18 FDG PET/CT and CT evaluation of pleural plaques.
Conclusions: According to the results and ROC curves determined in the study the cut-off level for evaluation of pleural plaques in PET examination was "4.8". The sensitivity and accuracy of PET was higher compared to CT with this cut-off value. PMID: 31130130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Koç ZP, Özcan Kara P, Balcı Y, Örekici G, Bozdoğan Arpacı R, Sercan Özgür E Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Are flexible bronchoscopic cryoextraction practices an alternative to rigid bronchoscopy?
Conclusions: Flexible bronchoscopic cryoextraction offers a safe treatment strategy as an alternative to rigid bronchoscopy in patients in whom airway patency cannot be achieved using other flexible bronchoscopic interventions. and accuracy of PET was higher compared to CT with this cut-off value. PMID: 31130131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özdemir C, Sökücü SN, Kocatürk Cİ, Kara K, Tural Önür S, Altın S, Dalar L Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Complications of silicone Y stents placed due to malignant airway stenosis.
Conclusions: The best palliative treatment of malignant tumor stenosis around the main carina is still silicone Y stent placement, but the long-term complication rate can be high. For this group of patients, bronchoscopy to be performed at the first and third months after silicone Y stent placement may provide early detection of stent-edge tissue development. PMID: 31130132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aktaş Z, Öztürk A, Yılmaz A, Kızılgöz D, Yurtseven G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Clinical challenges in elderly asthma.
;alık İ, Merzifonlu O Abstract Introduction: Understanding the difference of elderly asthma is essential to provide better healthcare for this vulnerable population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between young and elderly asthma patients. Materials and Methods: This real-life study was designed as a cross-sectional analysis. All data collected with structured web based asthma program. In sum, 373 (89.9%) young asthma (YA, age
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Gemicioğlu B, Müsellim B, Değirmenci B, Sarı E, Özgökçe AF, Çalık İ, Merzifonlu O Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Predictive risk factors for development of silicosis in Turkish ceramic workers.
rt Ö, Başer N Abstract Introduction: Silicosis is still one of the the most common occupational disease in the world. The ceramic industry is one of the main sectors where silicosis patients are increasingly reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in demographic characteristics, radiological findings and pulmonary function test results of the ceramic workers with silicosis and those did not develop the disease. Materials and Methods: A total of 626 workers, 459 with silicosis and 167 without silicosis, working in the ceramics industry those admitted to Ankara Occupational and Env...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Karataş M, Gündüzöz M, Özakıncı OG, Karkurt Ö, Başer N Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Assessment of the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome among healthcare workers.
toğullarından B Abstract Introduction: Sleep deprivation is known to increase the risks for workplace accidents, neuro-behavioural symptoms and reduced quality of life. Shift work leads to sleep related problems, such as sleep deprivation, poor sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. The purpose of our study is to assess snoring prevalence and obstructive sleep apnoea risk among healthcare workers (HCWs) by using the Berlin Questionnaire. Materials and Methods: HCWs employed at different centres that agreed to take part in this study were enrolled. Employing the Berlin Questionnaire, demographic characteristi...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aydın Güçlü Ö, Karadağ M, İntepe YS, Acıcan T, Arslan S, Sertoğullarından B Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research

Our eight years experience in postintubation/posttracheostomy tracheal stenosis.
Conclusions: Tracheal stenosis is a process seen after postintubation or posttracheostomy frequently and it has a wide range of management modalities. Although, it is believed that surgery is the most efficient technique in cases without medical contraindications, we determined that endoscopic interventions can be alternative therapeutic options for inoperable patients. Patients must be followed-up after interventional therapies because complications, and restenosis can usually be seen. PMID: 31130136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - March 1, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Özgül MA, Gül Ş, Çetinkaya E, Turan D, Kırkıl G, Uğur Chousein EG, Tanrıverdi E, Özgül G Tags: Tuberk Toraks Source Type: research